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Jets come through with big win over Hurricanes

10:02 PM, Apr 18, 2013   |    comments
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Winnipeg, MB (Sports Network) - Dustin Byfuglien scored the game-winner 1:23 into overtime as the Winnipeg Jets edged the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-3, on Thursday at MTS Centre.

Blake Wheeler had a goal and two assists for the Jets, who extended their season-best winning streak to five games. Zach Bogosian scored a goal and had one assist, while Paul Postma also lit the lamp in the victory, which kept Winnipeg tied with the New York Rangers for the eighth and final playoff seed in the Eastern Conference.

The Jets also moved within two points of first-place Washington in the Southeast Division after the Capitals lost to Ottawa on Thursday.

Andrew Ladd supplied three assists for Winnipeg and now has four goals and 11 points during the team's winning streak. Ondrej Pavelec posted 24 saves on 27 shots in the victory.

Tuomo Ruutu scored twice, Alexander Semin added another goal and Jordan Staal had two assists for the Hurricanes, who have lost two straight. The team was also eliminated from playoff contention with the loss.

Justin Peters allowed all four Winnipeg goals on 31 shots in the setback.

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